Google Stadia: Everything You Need To Know
Gamers could purchase and play games on Google Stadia's cloud gaming platform without needing to download them to a console or computer.
Google, however, just revealed that the service would end on January 19, 2023.
Previously known as Project Stream in 2018, Google Stadia was unveiled at GDC 2019 and launched on November 19 with games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Destiny 2.
Google Stadia streamed games to the user's device after they were rendered on remote servers.
Additionally, Google provided a dedicated Stadia controller that connected to the internet via Wi-Fi rather than your device.
This approach of cloud gaming reduced latency by milliseconds, which is important for gaming.
Unfortunately, Google Stadia was never able to draw in enough players to be able to compete with other well-known gaming platforms.
The options to sign up for Stadia Pro and make purchases from the online store have already been disabled by Google. All games in the library are still playable up to January 18, 2023.
Google also intends to give customers refunds for Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store as well as sales of games and add-on content made through the Stadia store.